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    Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 02:02pm on May 19, 2019

    Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the...

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    May to make MPs a final ‘bold offer’ on Brexit deal

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:58pm on May 19, 2019

    British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she was preparing to make a ‘bold offer’ to MPs in one final attempt to get them to...

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    Take this app: tech firms tackle opioid crisis with software

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:55pm on May 19, 2019

    Technology firms are taking aim at the opioid crisis and related health problems with a new class of treatments — digital therapeutics — delivered by...

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    15 Swiss vote on tightening gun laws with EU relations in the balance

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:45pm on May 19, 2019

    Switzerland votes on Sunday in a referendum on whether to bring the country’s gun laws in line with EU legislation, as the government warns...

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    Trump says ‘Pro-Life’ but favours exceptions for rape, incest

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:40pm on May 19, 2019

    President Donald Trump on Saturday declared himself ‘strongly Pro-Life’ but in favour of exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, after...

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    Conservatives keep power in Australia election victory

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:35am on May 19, 2019

    Australia’s ruling conservative coalition defied expectations to retain power in national elections Saturday, prompting prime minister Scott Morrison to declare: ‘I have always believed in...

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    Exit polls tip Labour to win Australia election

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    Exit polls in Australia’s climate-dominated election campaign pointed on Saturday to a win for Labour after six years of conservative rule.Between 16 and 17 million...

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    Uttar Pradesh: the key prize in India’s election

    Agence France-Presse . Varanasi | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    If Uttar Pradesh were a country, it would be one of the world’s most populous. And this poverty-stricken northern melting pot of over 200 million...

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    Hero dog saves buried baby

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    An attentive dog in northeastern Thailand is being hailed as a hero after finding and saving an infant allegedly buried in a field by his...

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    Iran FM discounts prospect of war with US

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    Iran’s foreign minister Saturday discounted the prospect of a new war in the region because Tehran opposed it and no party was under the ‘illusion’...